Weed & Pest Control

Commissioners
MISSION Idaho Code Title 22 Chapter 24 states it is the responsibility of all property owners to control noxious weeds on their land. Our mission is to contact the landowner by mail and work to create a plan in eliminating noxious weeds. Property owners may hire Canyon County Weed for a fee to spray for them. If there is no effort made to control weeds, Canyon County Department of Noxious Weed may proceed pursuant to the law to have the weeds controlled. The owner will incur the expense of abatement. If it is not paid, it will be applied to the owners property tax.
GOPHER

Picture of GopherThe Canyon County Pest District has declared our only pest is the pocket gopher.  We provide bounty at $1.00 per tail delivered to our office. We advise to call the office before coming in with gopher tails.

We provide a trapper for small plots at $20.00 an hour (minimum of $40.00).  Training can be provided at your request.  Call 208-459-0510 for more information.

For other pest problems such as rock chucks, please contact Animal Damage Control Wildlife Services external

POTENTIAL INVADERS
Black Henbane
Bohemian Knotweed
Common Crupina
Dalmation Toadflax
Dyer’s Woad
Giant Hogweed
Giant Knotweed
Hoary Alyssum
Hydrilla
Johnsongrass
Leafy Spurge
Matgrass
Meadow Knapweed
Mediterranean Sage
Milium
Musk Thistle
Orange Hawkweed
Oxeye Daisy
Parrotfeather Milfoil
Perennial Sowthistle
Plumless Thistle
Policeman’s Helmet
Scotchbroom
Silverleaf Nightshade
Skeletonleaf Burage
Small Bugloss
Spotted Knapweed
Squarrose Knapweed
Syrian Beancaper
Brazilian Elodea
NOXIOUS WEEDS
Buffalobur
Canada Thistle
Diffuse Knapweed
Euarasian Watermilfoil
Field Bindweed
Hoary Cress (White Top)
Houndstongue
Japanese Knotweed
Jointed Goatgrass
Perennial Pepperweed
Poison Hemlock
Puncturevine
Purple Loosestrife
Rush Skeletonweed
Russian Knapweed
Saltcedar
Scotch Thistle
Spotted Knapweed
White Bryony
OWL INSTALLATION

Canyon County Weed & Pest Control is offering to help residents manage pocket gophers and other rodents by installing Barn Owl houses on their property.  Barn Owls offer an effective form of natural pest control that often provides better results than conventional trapping or poisons.  The use of Barn Owls for pest control is also eco-friendly, and requires little to no maintenance.  The Army Corps of Engineers estimates that it takes 3,000 gophers a year, plus mice and voles, to sustain a pair of owls and their young.

The Barn Owl houses installed by Canyon County Weed & Pest Control are mounted on a 2 3/8 inch steel pole, approximately 12 feet above the ground, and provide a nesting area for a pair of Barn Owls and their young during nesting season.  Each owl house has 3 ¾ x 4 ½ entrance hole cut into them, which is slanted back at a 5 degree angle to prevent rain from coming in. The hole is also specially designed to deter predators of the Barn Owl, which include Great Horned Owls, raccoons and hawks. Each house is installed facing northeast, which allows the least amount of light in and offers the best protection from the wind. They are also stained for protection against the weather.

The price for installation is $150 for Canyon County residents and $300 for out-of-county residents. For more information or to have one installed, please contact Canyon County Weed & Pest Control at 208-459-0510.

James Martell

Director

208-573-0782

Address

15435 Highway 44 Caldwell, ID 83607
Located next to Canyon Highway District No.4

Phone / Fax

P 208-459-0510
F 208-454-8344

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Hours

Monday-Thursday 6am – 4:30pm
(excluding holidays)